News Report, Jacob Simas / NAM Youth Wire Reporters Two months into a new school year that saw stricter federal nutrition guidelines go into effect for school meals, youth reporters from New America Media fanned out in high schools across California to interview their peers and check out the view...

Click here for the link to the RAW Talent Kickstarter page. Romeo Is Bleeding (working title) is a documentary about young artists inspiring change in an impoverished city. The students of Richmond California's creative writing group, RAW Talent (Richmond Artists With Talent), are no strangers to trauma. Their city...

Story and Video, Valerie Klinker | New America Media Right before her high school graduation, Danielle Dokes heard the news. Her dad was being released from prison. She thought her father would get to see her graduate. But he never showed up. Danielle, an 18-year-old resident of Richmond, Calif., has seen her...

Comentario, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Es seguro que mientras se ve la televisión, un comercial de refresco con una celebridad, músico o deportista pasara al menos una vez. De hecho, para muchas celebridades, que aparecen en comerciales de soda eso simboliza el logro de fama mundial. Piensa en Michael Jackson y Beyonce y...

Blog, Various Authors Keyannie Norford, 17 I know that no matter what the price of soda is, if I want it I will go get it. As a senior attending De Anza High School, I also know how popular soda is among teens. I used to drink so much soda that it...

Feature, Jessica Arevalo A spoonful of sugar is no longer the way to help the medicine go down. Mary Poppins, with her stern British demeanor and cheeky sense of humor, enthralled generations of families. How many children have since dreamed of having a nanny that could clean their room with nothing but...

News Report, Malcolm Marshall RICHMOND, Calif. – Nai Saechao, a first time voter, says she hasn’t made up her mind about Richmond’s so-called soda tax, which is set to appear on this November’s ballot. While she admits obesity is a problem, like other residents here she’s not convinced taxing soda...

By April Suwalsky "Childhood obesity isn't some simple, discrete issue. There's no one cause we can pinpoint. There's no one program we can fund to make it go away. Rather, it's an issue that touches on every aspect of how we live and how we work." -- First Lady Michelle...

Leer en Español News Feature, Monica Quesada James Johnson, 20, is a bike mechanic. Born and raised in Richmond, Johnson has for years fixed bikes out of his own garage, all the while dreaming of opening up a bike shop where he could work with the proper tools, “without having to use...

By Molly Raynor On a sunny afternoon in Richmond last Spring, a group of 5th - 8th grade students gathered outside in a circle on the grass to write poems during their weekly RAW Talent workshop at the Making Waves Academy. One of the students, ten-year-old Leeah Thomas, has already mastered...

Advice, Alicia Marie When it comes to high school, first impressions really do last a lifetime. So to make sure that you’re counted in among the 75.4 % who graduate from high school in Richmond, here are some tips to help you through your journey. Tips for the Successful High School Student: Be...

Written and compiled by “Malik” SAN QUENTIN, Calif. -- Since 2006, the men of the Richmond Project – a group of inmates from Richmond who are now incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison – have been striving from behind these walls to be a part of the solution to the problems...

News Feature, William H. Fraker In the neighborhood known as the Iron Triangle, comfort and serenity can be found at the corner of 6th and MacDonald, where a once-barren lot is now host to chickens, rabbits, beehives, and dozens of blossoming garden beds. In and amongst this thriving hub...

Read in English Reportaje, Monica Quesada James Johnson de 20 años es un mecánico de bicicletas. Nacido y criado en Richmond, Johnson ha arreglado bicis en su propia casa por años, mientras soñaba con abrir una taller de bicis donde pudiera trabajar con las herramientas adecuadas, “sin tener que usar martillos y...

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